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Thriez / Stillwater The French Connection - Blonde

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
A pretty good, very crisp blonde. Light yeast and citrus aroma, light hazy yellow aroma, and a very effervescent finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
> A surprisingly resilient yeast driven saison with high carbonation

[ Bottle ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ Size ][ Glass ][ $7 ][ 2/21/14 ]
>> Slow GUSHER. Pours clear deep golden with incredible head formation and retention. See link below. Nose is fresh honey rolls, French bread, dusty yeast attic note, fresh Brie cheese. Taste is mildly hoppy and effervescent with mild sugar and cantaloupe. Feels a bit too yeast chalky taking away from whatever masterpiece lies beneath. But overall, for a probably not fresh bottle of unrefrigerated imported French saison, it drinks pretty good. Normally I would never buy a beer in the shape mentioned above, but say MrChopin’s rating so decided to give it a go. Not disappointed.

<!> heavy yeast, overcarbonated, not fresh

http://instagram.com/p/ks58kXQFR-/

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
thanks M.A .. . white label .. . a bit dry .. pours gold .. medium foam, mild stickiness re: lacing .. . yeast, straw, and bread crust .. . solid golden, well rounded .. . . Uh, no, you got the wrong number. This is 9-1... 2 ?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Light malty sweetnesss, hay, yeast. Hazy honey color with a big fluffy head and lots of floaties. Moderate light honeyish malt, mouldering grass, light spiciness. Medium body with very gentle carbonation. Delicate flavors, fairly well done, not exceptional (as we usually expect from Stillwater).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy orang gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is wheat, citrus. Medium mouthfeel with strong citrus wheat with light crisp finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014

Explosively and annoyingly effervescent. It didn’t gush, and if gently poured into a sideways glass, it was calm. Once I tilted the glass upright, the head took off from a torrent of activity at the bottom of the glass. This went on for 5-6 minutes until finally resting, the head craterous and collapsed with gobs of sudsy lacing all over. Half the 12oz bottle had been lost.

Dusty grain nose with tons of pear and white grape, considerably sweet, reminiscent of Southampton’s grape saison. Shockingly soft in the body, expected biting carbonation. Instead its soft and thickly doughy, light sweetness mid palate with more white grape and sugary apple. The finish is dusty, earthy, even barky, punctuated by the sharply dry end. Coats the mouth. Very unique beer, not my thing yet nothing offensive. With warmth this begins approaching Arabier, though its less expressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, yeast, white pepper and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of pepper with a smooth dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottled. A murky dark golden beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of flowers, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 5.8%. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, dusty malt. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, fruity malt, sweet malt, minerals, herbs notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131011]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Super head on this beer! Pours pretty damn creamy and just barely off white. Head retention is ridiculous! I poured this beer, put a few things away, came back and the head had only settled about a 1/4 inch. Smells yeasty as all get out, with a sour/hoppiness to it as well. Yellowish amber in color with a small amount of ’floaties’. I love the Belgian treatment of this pale. Creamy mouthfeel, reminiscent of what I’d expect from that head. Crazy lacing. Good light hop character, with almost an IPA hop presence. The yeast strain makes this beer IMHO. Great Belgian PA. Still loving Stillwater.


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